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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In front of the largest ever crowd of 83019 at a Rovers match Celtic win 3-2 in the Scottish Cup semi-final played at Hampden Park. Willie Penman made it 2-2 with ten minutes to go but Celtic's Tully scored the winner one minute later.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us remember the sixth year (yesterday) since Turnbull Hutton Passed.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed a recent OTD on the website mentioned that in 1952 the board approved broadcasting games on hospital radio.

Do any posters have any memory of who used to commentate and how long the service was provided.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know who did them but can still see (in my mind's eye) one of the two men wearing his 1950's heavy wool overcoat coming up the steps/passageway to the wee box right up the back of 'A' Stand as it was in the late 50' and through the 1960's. We had season tickets for Row L seats 9 & 10 not far in front of the commentary box.
Changed days regarding match communications!😊
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolfman Jack wrote:
I noticed a recent OTD on the website mentioned that in 1952 the board approved broadcasting games on hospital radio.

Do any posters have any memory of who used to commentate and how long the service was provided.


Not the link you are looking for, but VRN Radio started in 1971 and broadcast some Rovers:

https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/people/kirkcaldys-vrn-hospital-radio-celebrates-landmark-50th-anniversary-3150996
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolfman Jack wrote:
I noticed a recent OTD on the website mentioned that in 1952 the board approved broadcasting games on hospital radio.

Do any posters have any memory of who used to commentate and how long the service was provided.


Victoria radio were certainly broadcasting Rovers games within the last decade.
There were a couple of occasions where I had to leave a home game early and you could pick up the VRN commentary on Medium Wave in the car.
The coverage stretched a good bit outside Kirkcaldy.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fifteen years ago today, 20th November 2006
Thank you Craig Levein for the heads up.😊
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was speaking to an Alloa fan last night.
He's not Mendy's biggest fan, but said his sending off was a joke.
He'd been booked when a Dumbarton player, obviously aware of the fact he was on a yellow, blasted the ball at him in an attempt to get a reaction.
Mendy walked forward towards the guy and the Dumbarton player lifted his hand towards Mendy.
Mendy lifted his own hand towards the Dumbarton player's hand to stop him and the referee bought it hook,line and sinker, booking both players and therefore Mendy was off.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specky Ginger wrote:
I was speaking to an Alloa fan last night.
He's not Mendy's biggest fan, but said his sending off was a joke.
He'd been booked when a Dumbarton player, obviously aware of the fact he was on a yellow, blasted the ball at him in an attempt to get a reaction.
Mendy walked forward towards the guy and the Dumbarton player lifted his hand towards Mendy.
Mendy lifted his own hand towards the Dumbarton player's hand to stop him and the referee bought it hook,line and sinker, booking both players and therefore Mendy was off.

At approximately 7 mins. Alloa in white.
https://youtu.be/cLugc7bOtpE
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, just realised I posted in the wrong thread.
Should have been in the Mendy thread.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specky Ginger wrote:
Sorry, just realised I posted in the wrong thread.
Should have been in the Mendy thread.


It's an age thing Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

16/12/67

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Rovers suffer an embarrassing 10-2 league defeat to Rangers at Ibrox in front of 26432 fans.


I can't find any details of the Rovers team that day, however, here is a link to the match programme https://www.picclickimg.com/d/w1600/pict/224670238451_/Rangers-v-Raith-Rovers-League-Programme-No-422.jpg I 'think' that the Raith scorers were Gordon Wallace and Ian Porterfield who before the year was out moved to Sunderland.
A certain Alex Ferguson scored what was his third hat-trick for the Govan side that day.

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League 16.12.1967

10-2

Rangers Goalscorers, Ferguson (3), Johnston (2), Persson (2), Greig (2, 1 Penalty), Willoughby

Attendance 35,000

The Rangers Team

Sorensen, Johansen, Mathieson, Greig, McKinnon, D Smith, Henderson, Willoughby, Ferguson, Johnston, Persson

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure the Rovers' line up wil be in John Litster's 'Bible'🤔
Just need time to get it checked out.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J.Gray? Hislop, Alex Gray, Stein, Davidson, Porterfield, Lister, Sneddon, Wallace, Cunningham, Falconer. Sub. Murphy

Goalscorers for Rovers: D Smith og and Lister.

J Gray played three games in goal that season. The one before the Rangers game and the one after along with this one.
Bobby Reid in goal every other game.
Hope that helps?😊
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear , that game is burnt into my memory, the year we got promoted
Bobby Reid
Hyslop ,
Gray,
Stein,
Davidson,
Porterfield,
Murphy,
Sneddon,
Wallace,
Richardson,
Falconer

And that was a good team just avoided relegatio if I remember correctly
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